GBA Fall Conference

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Registration for the Fall Conference is open!

Spring 2018

The GBA Fall Conference will be held at the Forsyth Conference Center of Lanier Technical College in Cumming, GA from September 27 - 29, 2018.
See the full program for all of the details!

The GBA Fall Honey Show will also be taking place, see the rules here.

Registration is $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Beginning September 10, registration will be $95 for everyone. We are offering a one day registration fee of $45. Beginning September 10, a one day registration will be $60.

The officer election is held at the fall meeting. Members must have their dues paid up to date to vote by paper ballot in the election. If you are not sure when your dues should be paid, check on your personal profile page.

The nonmember rate is $90 per person, and entitles you to get the GBA newsletter as our gift to you for the next year–we hope we will intrigue you enough to want to join our organization.

These hotels are offering GBA discounts for the conference:
Fairfield Inn 3150 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Cumming GA 30041 678-208-2626
Hampton Inn 915 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Cumming GA 30041 770-889-0877
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 870 Buford Rd, Cumming GA 30041 678-845-7100

All are offering GBA discounts of $119 per night plus tax. To receive the discount, you must register by September 6, 2018.

Be sure to register soon to reserve your spot!

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GA Honey Bee License Plate

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The Georgia Beekeepers Association

As the state organization for Georgia beekeepers, we provide connections for beekeepers across the state. We do this in several ways:

  • We hold two meetings a year with outstanding speakers and workshops. Our Spring Meeting is held the third weekend in February, and the Fall Meeting is held on the last weekend in September.
  • We publish a monthly newsletter, Spilling the Honey, which includes events and meetings held by clubs across the state each month and throughout the newsletter we include articles and information helpful to our state beekeepers.
  • We also provide public education and service about beekeeping. Our members are speakers to garden clubs, schools, and other educational groups. We have established apiaries in state parks throughout Georgia, have participated in educating prisoners to become beekeepers.
  • We provide a list of beekeepers selling bees, honey and providing services to help the public such as removing swarms or bees living in structures like houses.
  • We send representatives to national beekeeping meetings to assure that we have current knowledge available to us in Georgia.
  • We use the Buzz Fund Grant to support research in the beekeeping community.

GBA News

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Meeting dates have been announced for the next several years. They are:
Year Spring Fall
2018 Feb 16-17
(UGA Campus in Griffin)
Sept 27-29
(Lainer Tech / Forsyth Conference Center)
2019 Feb 15-16 Sept 26-28
2020 Feb 21-22 Sept 24-26
2021 Feb 19-20 Sept 23-25
2022 Feb 18-19 Sept 22-24
2023 Feb 17-18 Sept 28-30

Help support beekeepers in Georgia by donating to the Buzz Fund!